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8.28.12 SLEET SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN EXPLAINED

Drizzle – Fine and close together droplets. Droplets can be suspended due to small size causing bad visibility.
Snow – Ice crystals. Remains frozen
Sleet – Frozen Precipitation that melts passing through a warm layer of air and refreezes before reaching the surface
Hail – Ball like pieces of ice caused by intense up and downdrafts in Thunderstorms

8.24.4 Describe the following types of precipitation:
(a) rain;
(b) drizzle;
(c) snow;
(d) sleet;
(e) hail;

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